exam 1 notes - PSYCH 412 First exam notes Biological...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
PSYCH 412 First exam notes Biological Transitions - first off, what is adolescence? Social changes, transitional period from social changes, transitional period from childhood to adulthood, changes in level of autonomy, puberty, rites of passage - biological- puberty and sexual reproduction - cognitive- emergence and consolidation of advanced mental processes - educational- middle school to completion of informal schooling - chronological- based on age - cultural- rites of passage, (skin deep video) - interpersonal- moving from parents to peers to romantic relationships - individualization- formation of identity and detachment from parents - puberty- capable of sexual reproduction - five manifestation o rapid acceleration of growth o primary sex characteristics o secondary sex characteristics o changes in body composition o changes in circulatory/respiratory systems onset of puberty - the endocrine system o info signaling system where specific glands release hormones to interact at various sites - feedback loop o regulations much like a thermostat o hypothalamus > releasing hormones > pituitary gland > hormones > gonads > release of androgens o adrenarche- maturation of the adrenal gland involving structural and functional changes o leptin (located in the hypothalamus) o substance produced by fat cells though to possibly be linked to the onset of puberty o somatic development- adolescent growth spurt and peak height velocity
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 4

exam 1 notes - PSYCH 412 First exam notes Biological...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online